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CROW WHISKEY (tsp on an ornate scroll) / Lapp Goldsmith Co. (arched) / (line design) / DISTILLERS / (leaf design) / LOUISVILLE, K.Y. (reverse arched) A bird stands perched on a branch to the left of the label.

ID#: PVV175
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Glass Category:Liquor advertising
Glass Type:Thin-walled shot
Label Type:Usual white-etched label
Dimensions:2-3/8 " x 1-15/16 " x 1-5/16"
Edmonson:Not listed
Brand Registered:1882, 1898, 1904, 1909
A Lapp & Co. listed from 1873-1894.

This looks like a Truog designed glass.

In 1892, the company was being supplied by the Pleasure Ridge Park distillery and the Willow Creek Distillery, both of Kentucky's 5th district.

"Old Crow" was first introduced by Dr. James C. Crow who was born in 1789 in Scotland. He was a physician who emigrated to the US in 1823 and settled in KY where he was said to have discovered the importance of limestone water in whiskey-making. He was introduced to the business at the urging of Col. Willis Field of Woodford Co., taking over his distillery and introducing sanitation and the scientific approach to the industry. Some suggest he also introduced the sour mash method (Downard). Crow died in 1856. The "Old Crow" brand had been established in partnership with Oscar Pepper, who built the Old Crow distillery around 1860. It was purchased by the W. A. Gaines Co. (W.A. Gaines & E.H. Taylor Jr.) who also had also acquired the Hermitage distillery and the "Old Hermitage" brand. The company was dissolved in 1922.

Brand names used by this company include: "Buck Lick", and "Crow."

Company name timeline:
A Lapp & Co. (1873), Lapp, Goldsmith & Co. (1877-1887), Lapp-Goldsmith Co. (1889-1894)

Address timeline:
48 4 th, nr Main (1873), 56-58 7 th, nr Main (1877), 185 Main, bet 5 th & 6 th (1878-1881), 517 W Main (1882-1887), 129 3 rd (1889-1891), 152 3 rd (1893-1894)

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